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Palm and Passion Sunday



Palm and Passion Sunday
April 9th, 2017

10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist with Choir and Church School







1230 Bank St. Ottawa  ON  K1S 3Y3

613-733-7536   |   |    @OttawaTrinity


Incumbent: The Rev. Arran Thorpe

Director of Music: Fabien Tousignant
Honorary Assistant: The Rev. Allan Budzin


Organ Prelude: Benedictus from Op. 59 – Max Reger

We Gather As God’s People

(We will begin the service in procession, starting at the front of the Church. 
Please bring this bulletin with you.)




Introit:  Hosanna Filio David – Tomas Luis de Victoria

Hosanna filio David: benedictus qui venit in nomine Domini.

Hosanna to the Son of David. Blessed is he that commeth in the name of the Lord.


The Liturgy of the Palms                                                               page 297

Celebrant: The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ

according to Matthew 21:1-11                                   (N.T. pg. 23)



The Procession                                                                             page 299

Processional Hymn:  All Glory, Laud, and Honour                               #181


All glory, laud and honour

to thee, Redeemer, King,

to whom the lips of children

made sweet hosannas ring.



1.Thou art the King of Israel, thou David’s royal Son,

Who in the Lord’s name comest, the King and blessed one.


2.The company of angels are praising thee on high,     

And we with all creation in chorus make reply.


3.The people of the Hebrews with palms before thee went;

Our praise and prayer and anthems before thee we present.


4.To thee before thy Passion they sang their hymns of praise;

To thee now high exalted our melody we raise.


5.Thou didst accept their praises; accept the prayers we bring,

Who in all good delightest, thou good and gracious King.



The Collect for Palm Sunday

Holy and immortal God,
as we enter into this holy week
turn our hearts to Jerusalem,
so that, united with Christ and all the faithful,
we may enter the city not made with hands,
your promised realm of justice and peace,
eternal from age to age. Amen.
A Prayer Book for Australia (1995) alt.

Opening Hymn: Ride On, Ride On in Majesty                                      #182

  1. Ride on, ride on in majesty! Hark! All the tribes “Hosanna” cry; O Saviour meek, pursue thy road with palms and scattered garments strowed.
  2. Ride on, ride on in majesty! In lowly pomp, ride on to die; O Christ, thy triumphs now begin o’er captive death and conquered sin.
  3. Ride on, ride on in majesty! The angel squadrons of the sky look down with sad and wondering eyes to see the approaching sacrifice.
  4. Ride on, ride on in majesty! Thy last and fiercest strife is nigh; the Father on his sapphire throne expects his own anointed Son.

  1. Ride on, ride on in majesty! In lowly pomp, ride on to die; bow thy meek head to mortal pain; then take, O God, thy power, and reign.

We Listen To God’s Word

The First Reading: Isaiah 50: 4-9a                                            (O.T. pg. 681)

Psalm 31: 9-16 (sung)                                                                   

The Second Reading: Philippians 2:5-11                                (N.T. pg. 197) Gradual Hymn: O Sacred Head Surrounded                                        #198

Celebrant: The Lord be with you

People:   And also with you.

Celebrant: The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ,

according to Matthew 26:14-27:66                          (N.T. page 29)

People:   Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ

Celebrant: The Gospel of Christ.

People:   Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.


We Respond to God’s Word


Prayers of the People (adapted from Susan Sayers)

As Jesus rides into Jerusalem on a donkey, and the crowds welcome him, we sense both the joy at the Messiah being acclaimed, and the heaviness of his suffering which follows.  Jesus’ mission is drawing to its fulfilment.

Leader: As we recall Jesus entering Jerusalem, let us gather our thoughts to pray.

People: Creator God, as the crowds welcomed Jesus and sang your praises, we pray that many more will welcome you in to their hearts and lives over the coming year.  We pray for opportunities to spread your good news and courage to take them.

Leader: For those named in in our Diocesan Prayer Calendar we pray today for St. George’s, Clayton, and the Rev. Patricia Blythe, Priest-in-Charge. For St. John’s, Innesville, St. James, Franktown, and the Rev. David Vavasour. For the staff of the Episcopal Office: the Right Rev. John Chapman, the Ven. David Selzer, and Heidi Pizzuto. For the National Indigenous Bishop, the Right Rev. Mark MacDonald. For the needs of the whole Church that we name silently or aloud (silence). For John our bishop, for all bishops, for Arran our Priest, and Allan our honorary assistant; for all clergy and people.

Leader: You are our God:

People: we welcome you!

Leader: God, we recall the donkey Jesus rode on, and we pray for that real humility in our hearts which treats statues and image casually, and truth and loving service seriously. (Silence).

Leader: You are our God:

People: we welcome you!

Leader: God, the children sang and shouted your praise, and we pray for the children in our homes, our city and our land.  May we not fail them in the support and teaching they need. (Silence).

Leader: You are our God:

People: we welcome you!

Leader: God, the crowds were responding to the healing love they had seen in action in Jesus.  We bring to you in our love and imaginations now all those we would have brought to Jesus for healing and help.  Give them comfort and reassurance, wholeness and hope. At this time we pray especially for (insert names), and for those we name silently or aloud. (Silence).

Leader: You are our God:

People: we welcome you!

Leader: God, Jesus knew he was riding to his death.  We pray for all on that last journey, especially those burdened with fear and guild.  We commend to your eternal love all who have died, thanking you for the blessings we have received, and even for the grief which is part of the love we share. At this time we pray especially for (insert names), and for those we name silently or aloud. (Silence).

Leader: You are our God:

People: we welcome you!

Leader: God, we, too, spread our coats on the road as we express our thankfulness for all you have done for us and the amazing extent of your love.

Leader: Merciful God,

People: accept these prayers in the name of your Son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen.

Confession and Absolution                                                             page 191

The Exchange of the Peace                                                           page 192

We Celebrate the Presence of Jesus

Offertory Hymn: My Song is Love Unknown                                      #184

Prayer over the Gifts

God our provider,
you have not fed us with bread alone,
but with words of grace and life.
Bless us with these gifts,
which we receive from your bounty,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Evangelical Lutheran Worship (2006) alt.

Eucharistic Prayer

Sanctus                                                                                                   #735

The Lord’s Prayer                                                                            page 211

The Breaking of the Bread,                                                              page 213

Agnus Dei                                                                                                #747

The Communion

Anthem : Lent Prose Tone V arr. Matthew Larkin

Hear us, O Lord, have mercy upon us: for we have sinned against thee.

To thee, Redeemer, on thy throne of glory: lift we our weeping eyes in holy pleadings : listen, O Jesu, to our supplications.

O thou chief cornerstone, right hand of the Father : way of salvation, gate of life celestial : cleanse thou our sinful souls from all defilement.

God, we implore thee, In thy glory seated : Bow down and hearken to thy weeping children : pity and pardon all our grievous trespasses.

Sins oft committed, now we lay before thee: with true contrition, now no more we veil them : Grand us, Redeemer, loving absolution.

Innocent captive, taken unresisting : falsely accused, and for us sinners sentenced, Save us, we pray thee, Jesu, our Redeemer.

Prayer after Communion

Compassionate God,
you have fed us with the bread of heaven.
Sustain us in our Lenten pilgrimage;
may our fasting be hunger for justice;
our alms, a making of peace;
and our prayer, the song of grateful hearts;
through Jesus Christ, our Saviour and Lord. Amen.

Evangelical Lutheran Worship (2006) alt.


Announcements/Birthdays and Anniversaries

Recessional Hymn: When I Survey the Wondrous Cross                    #386


Organ Postlude:  Herzlich tut mich verlangen Op. 122 No. 10 – Johannes Brahms

Sharing in the Ministry of our Parish Today

Greeter:                  Audrey Graham

Readers:                 Mary Hill and Simon McInnes

Intercessions:        Heather Maclachlan

Lay Administrator: Carmen Christian and Linda Bowering

Coffee Time:           Linda Bowering, Brenda Cheeseman, and Mary Sean Burgham

Altar Guild:             Mary Wilson, Beulah Rumbolt, Simon McInnes, and Lorna Feehan


EASTER MEMORIAL FLOWERS: Anyone wishing to give a donation or memorial gift towards the Easter flowers in the church is asked to do so BEFORE THIS TUESDAY April,11, so that the names of those to be remembered will appear in the Easter bulletin.

EASTER VIGIL Wine & Cheese Social: Join us in the Canterbury Room following the 7 pm service on Saturday, April 15th. If you would like to bring something or help with set up & clean up, please see the sign-up sheet at the back of the church or speak to Sally Clarke.

ACW ARE COLLECTING FOR “BALES FOR THE NORTH”: The ACW at Trinity are gathering new items for this project.  Items requested are household—flannelette sheets, towels, etc. Warm clothing—jeans (all sizes), baby clothes and diapers, children’s clothing. These articles may be brought to Trinity on Sundays or when the office is open. The packing date is May 31, 2017. For more information, see the yellow “social justice” bulletin board in Bender Hall.

MUSIC AT TRINITY: Our next concert will feature The Juliet Singers in a concert titled Mostly a Capella.  Elise Letourneau, Rachel Beausoleil and Lindsey Sikora form that remarkable vocal ensemble.  The concert will be on April 22nd 2017 at 4:30 p.m.  Freewill offering.

This Week at Trinity

Tuesday, April 11th                 

10:00 a.m. – 2 p.m.         Church Office Open and Sanctuary Open

Wednesday, April 12th   

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.    ACW

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.    Church Office Open and Sanctuary Open

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.    Brown Bag Lunch and Bible Study

Thursday, April 13th       Maundy Thursday     

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.    Church Office Open and Sanctuary Open

7 p.m.                               Liturgy and Stripping of the Altar

Friday, April 14th             Good Friday

10 a.m.                             Worship Service with church school

Saturday, April 15th        Holy Saturday

7 p.m.                               Great Vigil (followed by reception)

Sunday, April 16th                Easter

10:00 a.m.                       Holy Eucharist with Church School

Readings:                        Acts 10:34-43; Psalm 118:1-2,14-24; Colossians 3:1-4; John 20:1-18.